moonbug (66) - Bryan, - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma like a freshly snapped oak sapling. Golden amber in color. All the citrusy crisp fruit luscious ness of a Monkey but with an added dry oaky bitterness in the finish. Ridiculously smooth and refreshing! I must stop writing this review and savor this delicious beer!!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aarond (143) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is oak, fruit esters, and some spice. Appearance is copper with a white head. Good clarity. Taste is super oaky, spice, banana, and some clove. Light body, decent carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall pretty good but heavy on the oak.
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear dark gold. Moderate white head that quickly recedes. Aroma of yeast and oak. Tastes light and faintly fruity with notes of coconut and oak. Thin and light mouthfeel. Very tasty.
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to glass. Golden Amber pour with a thin white head. Nose is belgian yeast with grapes and some wine. Taste is a decent tripel, a little light in body with a nice white wine grape finish. Some oak and booze in the finish.
John25 (200) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Apple juice color, shiny. Buttery movie theater popcorn taste with juicy peach and white wine notes. My first true experience tasting an infected bottle. Syrupy buttery mouthfeel. I wish this wasn’t infected because it’s probably very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (1128) - - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a thin ring of white head and active carbonation. Aroma is peach, white wine and oak. Taste opens with a nice peach note and then gets overtaken by a massive wave of diacetyl. Bummer. Alcohol is very present in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Will look to try this again hopefully sans infection.
bhiner41 (177) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and golden thin white foamy head, mild lacing. Has an aroma of white wine, slight funk, and yeast. Slight sting like it’s cousin golden monkey from the alcohol. No lingering burn. Palate evens out to dry fruit and coriander and spice. No notable vanilla flavors.
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange pour with a thin white head .... aroma of oak straight oak and chardonnay with a spicy tripel yeast, light vanilla and some boozyness .... taste is of vanilla, oak, chardonnay, some fruity tripel yeast and light orange/peach ..... has a spicy whiskey to it ..... mouthfeel has a slight abv but it is smooth and subtle on the back end .... 2014 vintage so the barrel aspects probably still need to balance out ... .finish is dry and oaky with some chardonnay and spices coming out .... nice and easy drinking
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting and nice beer. Mild aroma of honey and grape. Pours like a wit with some sediment in last pour. Taste is mild, warming, with hints of sour.
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Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted a sample at the P Street Whole Foods in Washington. The chardonnay barrels add a lot to the golden monkey
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine-- thanks!-- shared with Parksy and Ian. Hazy blonde body, creamy white head, solid retention, heavy lace. Delicate tropical fruit esters, vinous traits, sweet pale malts, light vanilla. Warming finish. Very nice.